Alfred Aderibigbe, the 'quack doctor' who injected late Senator Isiaka Adeleke with banned drugs, has testified that the Senator gave him the drugs himself.
The above photo is Alfred Aderibigbe, the health assistant who allegedly administered some injections on Senator Isiaka Adeleke shortly before his death on 23 April.
We had reported earlier
that while testifying before the coroner, as ordered by Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday, Alfred said that he has been administering injections on the late lawmaker for a long time.
He said he met Adeleke over 20 years ago while working at the State Hospital, Ede, when he treated a girl who was rushed to the facility because of convulsion.
Aderibigbe added, “After a while, I started treating him (medically). Whenever he was given prescription and he probably didn’t complete his treatment in Abuja, I would administer the remaining. He had other nurses in Abuja, and some in Lagos.
“I’m his nurse in Ede. I don’t know any of them (other nurses), but I know that whenever he was given injection by those nurses, he would show me in order to know the new area to inject him.
“He was hypertensive and he had gouty arthritis. I was close to him. I used to advise him to rest for him to be okay.
“He stopped smoking for a long time. He drank alcoholic drinks.”
At the inquest on Wednesday, Dr. Solaja, a toxicologist, had said results of tests conducted on Adeleke did not indicate poison or traces of heavy metals, but high levels of alcohol, sedatives and painkillers.
“The toxicology showed abnormally high levels of alcohol, sedatives, and analgesics in the blood of the deceased. There was no poison or traces of heavy metals. The police did the toxicology. Mr. Benedict Agbo is the Police toxicologist, who carried out further examination,” said Dr. Solaja.